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Head of Platform Engineering - fully remote anywhere in Europe 

385/1361/92938

€130,000 - €150,000 Per Annum

FULLY REMOTE ANYWHERE IN EUROPE

Architect / Architecture,FinTech,IT/Technical,Retail Banking,Investment Banking,Bitcoin,Cryptocurrency

Permanent | Full Time

ASAP

14/03/2021

Not specified

Head of Platform Engineering - fully remote anywhere in Europe 

DevOps, Platform Engineering, CI/CD   

Fully remote                                         

Our client is a global fintech with a cutting edge USP. Offering fully remote work, this is a fantastic opportunity to take your career to the next level  in a collaborative and dynamic environment about to launch a ground-breaking financial product.

Job Scope

As our client moves forward to scale the business, we are seeking a Head of Platform which is a brand new role for the company as they are moving Infrastructure and SRE into their own function which you will be building and running as Head of Platform Engineering.

 

In successful software organisations, development teams can consume core services in a self-service manner from a central platform team. Examples of such services include:

 

●       Infrastructure provisioning (Compute, Network, Storage)

●       CI/CD pipelines and underlying tooling

●       Standardised mechanisms to log, monitor and troubleshoot their services in all environments

●       Codified templates to create new services in line with agreed architectural patterns

 

A cloud native application platform automates infrastructure provisioning and configuration, dynamically allocating and reallocating resources at deploy time based on the needs of the application. Building on a cloud native runtime optimises application life-cycle management, including scaling to meet demand, resource utilisation, orchestration across available resources, and recovery from failures with minimum downtime.

 

This approach reduces cognitive load on teams (they have less to think about) and it creates a standard way of building software. This brings additional benefits with onboarding new developers or adding additional development teams. The platform team also has a role to play in developer mentoring and support; helping development teams understand how good cloud native software operates. 

As Head of Platform Engineering, you will be responsible for:

●       A focus on the ongoing sustainable maintenance and operability of our developer platform. 

●       Adopting cloud native principles and a focus upon relentless automation and testing of change.

●       We will only operate what we absolutely must, favour buy over build and SaaS over on-prem.

●       Providing high quality fast feedback to development teams.

●       Building a platform that is architected to handle change, be that new services, new customers, new regulations, new tooling or a change in demand.

To be successful in your role as Head of Platform Engineering, you will possess the following skills/experience:

●       Designed software and/or platforms used by other developers, and have supported those developers with the adoption of these solutions.

●       Extensive experience of running platforms within a DevOps organisation – delivering and operating a DevOps tool chain and automation are essential.

●       Strong and demonstrable experience of developing a CI/CD pipeline and supporting technologies

●       A deep technical knowledge in software and systems – able to dive into details with engineers, and distill to a high level for executives and non-technical audiences.

●       Experience integrating with third party SaaS providers

●       Staying abreast of current technology developments and demonstrated the ability to retain competitive advantage by implementing relevant technologies in software products.